The juries favored high art, but the Greek public went for the country's current B.O. hit in prizes at the 44th Thessaloniki Film Festival, which ended Nov. 30 in the hip, northern city.
Palestinian filmer Hany Abu-Assad delivered an impassioned defense of his award-winning but controversial film "Ford Transit" in a panel discussion on ethics at the Intl. Documentary Festival…
"Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" fans caused the collapse Monday of large swaths of the TDC, the Danish telephone company, when local distribber, SF Film, launched telephone and Internet…
Ron Howard's "The Missing" and Vinko Bresan's Yugoslavian war pic "Svjedoci" (Witnesses) will be among the films in competition at next year's Berlin Intl. Film Festival.
London-based sales vet Aline Perry dreams of the day the U.K. launches an equivalent of France's film export agency Unifrance or Italy's Italia Cinema.
Financing movies the European way is where the harsh realities of today's economic climate meet confusing local cultural politics. Because in Europe, movies are never just about boffo B.O., they are…
It's hard to grasp that it has been 40 years since the French New Wave was changing global cinema, including Hollywood, forever. Europe stood at the focal point of world cinema. An older generation…
At 16, the European Film Awards still may be experiencing growing pains, but the event is slowly edging out of adolescence into a new maturity.
Fortissimo Film SalesIt’s the Asian connection that makes Fortissimo Film Sales so unique. With offices in Amsterdam and Hong Kong, this international sales outfit, which has been riding high on a…
The Hamburg-based European Film Promotion umbrella group was launched in 1997 to promote European cinema outside of Europe.
Pedro AlmodovarPedro Almodovar’s 2001 screenplay Oscar for “All About My Mother” was the culmination of a slow but steady rise stretching back to the early 1980s, when his early brash efforts…